Rhododendron: Festival of flowers week 11

Rhododendron

Rhododendron (from Ancient Greek ῥόδον rhódon “rose” and δένδρον déndron “tree”)[2][3] is a genus of over 1000 species of woody plants in the heath family, either evergreen or deciduous. Most species have showy flowers.

Azaleas make up two subgenera of Rhododendron. They are distinguished from “true” rhododendrons by having only five anthers per flower.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhododendron

 

These beauties are growing in gardens near me.

Every morning I enjoy their beauty when I take my walks.

This one is just starting to open.

Next week Friday they will be open.

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This one has been blooming for a while now.

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This is another one!

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